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Google could end China's web censorship in 10 days – why doesn't it?

This week, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, was quoted as saying during a speech in Washington: "We can end government censorship in a decade. The solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything."<p>Earlier this week, we at greatfire.org successfully unblocked the Reuters …

Secret Service Agent Turns on Obama, Runs for Congress

Dan Bongino, a 12-year veteran of the Secret Service once defended President Obama with his life, but now says "the fog of scandals in the Obama …

9 Times Lorde Was Awesomely And Brutally Honest About Other Pop Stars

Lorde might be the most badass 16-year-old girl in the world.

Al Gore: Snowden 'revealed evidence' of crimes against US constitution

Former US vice-president Al Gore has described the activities of the National Security Agency as "outrageous" and "completely unacceptable" and said whistleblower Edward Snowden has "revealed evidence" of crimes against the US constitution.<p>Gore, speaking Tuesday night at McGill University in …

Last Year President Obama Reportedly Told His Aides That He's 'Really Good At Killing People'

According to the new book "Double Down," in which journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann chronicle the 2012 presidential election, President Barack Obama told his aides that he's "really good at killing people" while discussing drone strikes.<p>Peter Hamby of The Washington Post noted the moment …

After listing Nexus 5 at an outrageous $799, Best Buy settles for $100 markup

Buying a Nexus 5 without a contract at Best Buy is going to be expensive. Very expensive. The massive US retail chain has priced off-contract purchases at an eye-popping $799.99 according to a new Sprint listing on its website. That's for the 16GB model, which sells for $349 at Google Play. Even …

Nokia passed Motorola to become the fourth largest US smartphone brand in Q3 2013

According to a new report from research firm Counterpoint, Nokia became the fourth largest OEM to ship smartphones in the US for Q3 2013. The Finnish company came in at fourth place with 4.4 percent, behind HTC which held 8.6 percent. There’s a big gap after that though, with Samsung and Apple …

Architect of GM's bankruptcy plan reveals how company was saved

Some things are never as they seem. That's especially true when talking about the bankruptcy of General Motors. From afar, it's easy to look at GM's issue being one of decades of mismanagement, poorly built cars, and a certain, too-big-to-fail mindset. But closer to the situation, as the …

Patent wars: Tech giants sue Samsung and Google

<b>A group of tech giants known as the Rockstar Consortium is suing Google, Samsung, HTC and others over alleged mobile phone patent infringements.</b><p>Rockstar, jointly owned by Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, Ericsson and Sony, is targeting manufacturers of phones that run the rival Google Android …

The Secret Magic Behind Netflix Customer Service

Pretending to be a fictional character or offering dating advice would probably get you reprimanded -- or possibly fired -- from the customer service department of most companies.<p>At Netflix, taking on the persona of a Star Trek captain during a live chat with a customer gets you on national TV, a …

Reports that NSA taps into Google and Yahoo data hubs infuriate tech giants

Google and Yahoo, two of the world's biggest tech companies, reacted angrily to a report on Wednesday that the National Security Agency has secretly intercepted the main communication links that carry their users' data around the world.<p>Citing documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward …

Earth-sized 'lava world' discovered

<b>A doomed "lava world" with a similar mass and density to that of Earth has been discovered orbiting a star 400 light-years away.</b><p>Observations suggest the planet, named Kepler 78b, is composed mostly of rock and iron, much like our own planet.<p>But its extremely close proximity to its host star - a …

The UC Davis Pepper-Spraying Cop Gets a $38,000 Settlement

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Former UC Davis officer John Pike, famous for casually pepper spraying a group of students in the …

The Way Obama Let Jamie Dimon Know They Weren't Pals Anymore Sounds Right Out Of 'Mean Girls'

This weekend, the news broke that JPMorgan Chase was negotiating a $13 billion settlement with the government over a civil investigation into its sale of mortgages before the 2008 housing market crash. A criminal probe into the bank's activities is ongoing.<p>Remember: This is happening to the only …

NSA hacked Mexican president's email, according to latest leaks

The United States has for years carried out extensive surveillance and eavesdropping operations targeting Mexico's government, according to new evidence obtained by <i>Spiegel Online</i>. The German publication says its information comes directly from classified intelligence leaked by Edward Snowden. Chief …

FBI and Capitol Police Investigating Ted Cruz Twitter Threats

The FBI today confirmed it is helping Capitol Police to investigate possible Twitter threats made against Sen. Ted Cruz.<p>An FBI official told ABC News …

Obama's Immigration Pivot Hits A Bruised GOP's Weak Spot

After successfully staring down congressional Republicans in the shutdown-debt ceiling fight, President Obama pivoted to immigration in a move with almost no downside.<p>That makes it perfect as the next vehicle for him to use to cause the GOP major indigestion.<p>Before being re-elected last year, …

Saudi Arabia rejects Security Council seat, lashes U.N. as failure

A day after the<p>United Nationselected Saudi Arabia to a prestigious seat on the Security Council, the Saudi leadership refused to accept the position and lashed out at the world body for "double standards" and failure to protect peace.<p>It was a stunning and unprecedented rebuke of the U.N. Security …

Americans want to dump Congress members: It's not us, it's you

This is how much Americans dislike Congress:<p>They like Homeland Security more.<p>They like federal bureaucrats more.<p>They like the IRS more. Far, far more.<p>A newly released Pew Research Center poll gives Congress credit for a rare miracle: uniting Democrats and Republicans. With a sense of agreement …

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The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

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JFK book assails conspiracy theory

A forthcoming book raises serious doubts about a key piece of evidence that led a House committee to conclude in 1979 that President John F. Kennedy was likely killed as part of a conspiracy.<p>University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato commissioned a scientific analysis of the Dallas …

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Grand Canyon And Other National Parks Reopen, On States' Dime

Thanks to agreements between the Department of the Interior and several states, a dozen popular national parks are open again, at least temporarily. The parks range from the Statue of Liberty to the Grand Canyon; the states are paying to keep them open for up to 10 days.<p>State officials say it's …

Read Netflix’s Fantastic Customer Service Response To One User’s Complaint

I feel a little uneasy praising the customer service department of a multi-million dollar company for doing exactly what they’re supposed to — help people. But as anyone who’s ever spent three hours trying to get in touch with Time Warner knows, it’s rare to be treated like a human when you have a …

This Loophole Can End the Shutdown

Obama can overrule one obscure Carter-era opinion and reopen the government himself. Ben Jacobs explains.<p>The government shutdown has had drastic …

World shivers with fear as US heads for new debt crisis

Without a budget in place, the US government has run out of the cash needed to pay thousands of government workers in Washington and keep national parks open. But this week an even more critical issue comes to the fore. On Thursday, the country could be forced to default on its borrowings if it …

Grand Theft Auto Online Review

She came from far away, flying in to Los Santos International late one night. It wasn't what she was running away from that mattered anymore. The past was past. It was the opportunities in her future she cared about. As her plane flew over, she looked out at the city, thinking of the possibilities …